Happy Friday Friends!
At the end of May I made the decision to reach for a dream. I wanted so much to go to Italy to paint with Misty Mawn. I had been dreaming about it for months but finances were not there for a trip like this.
I knew I couldn't do it on my own. I had to dig deep to find the courage to ask for help.
I asked...and you answered.
You, my friends in the real world, my family, and my on line art community of kindred spirits all rallied with me to make it happen.
I found out I have many dear friends I have. Some friends weren't able to help financially but sent me the kindest messages of support and well wishes. That meant so much to me.
In one week from today I will be in Italy! It still hasn't really sunk in yet. I finally started packing today.
Every step I take along this journey I will think of all of you and imagine you there with me.
Thank you for believing in me
Thank you for dreaming with me
Thank you for sharing with me
As a special thank you I promised that one of you would receive an original painting in a random drawing.
I carefully added all your names into a tiny box and drew the lucky winner.
I may have to do another drawing when I return from Italy. It is so fun!
Art connects my heart to yours
Art brings me to my truest home
Art is life and love
Thank you so much everyone.